LINCOLN, Neb. — A special-needs student here will now have a warm place to wait for his school bus thanks to a neighbor who built a school bus-themed shelter for him, Lincoln Journal Star reports.
Pat Dugan, a neighbor of Stephanie Flodman and her son, 8-year-old A.C., who has autism, befriended A.C. over the years, according to the newspaper. Dugan built the shelter from an old ice fishing hut and installed a pair of jump seats and a steering wheel. He added plywood and yellow paint to the outside, painted black tires, white headlights, and cut out a window and angled the shelter for A.C. so he could watch for his school bus during the winter.
The shelter is an upgrade from the bench that A.C. used to sit at to wait for his bus, since his house is set a long way back from the street where his bus stops, according to Lincoln Journal Star.
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A story on Dugan building the shelter for A.C. also appeared recently on NBC Nightly News, the newspaper posted on its Facebook page.